Opportunity Atlas

Outcomes For Families, Children, Are Affected by More Than Location

By Jon Anderson / December 13, 2018 / 0 Comments

The US Census Bureau, along with researchers from Harvard and Brown universities, tracked the economic trajectories of 20 million children beginning in the mid-1980s (aged mid-30s today). The result is the Opportunity Atlas, an interactive map that overlays multiple data points onto each of the 70,000 Census tracks in the country (a Census tract contains […]

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Low Opportunity Areas Often Decades in the Making, But Solutions Are There

By Bethany Erickson / October 7, 2018 / 1 Comment

Thanks to a new interactive tool, we now know what opportunity looks like in all areas of Dallas. And that tool confirms what many who follow income disparity have known all along — it frequently is manifest most in geography, where decades of policy have wrought pockets of opportunity gaps throughout the city. The Opportunity […]

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